Used CNC Experts

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The Champion Machinery Difference
  • About
  • Our Team
  • Accredited Appraisals
  • Associations
  • Testimonials
  • Terms & Conditions
About Us
Champion Machinery specializes in buying and selling late-model CNC machines: CNC lathes and CNC vertical and horizontal mills.

We are widely respected within the machine tool industry as experts on CNC machines with detailed knowledge of brands, values, construction, features, and applications. While we are best known as experts of the most popular brands including DOOSAN, HAAS, MAZAK, DMG MORI, & OKUMA, we also have extensive knowledge of most other CNC brands. We also have a well-established program to partner with new CNC machinery dealers to buy their trade in and used machinery.

Dale Danahey, President, and Owner of Champion Machinery founded two MAZAK distributorships, sold new MAZAKS for 22 years and has owned five machine tool distributorships during an illustrious career since 1981.

CHAMPION MACHINERY is also a proud long-term member of the Machinery Dealers National Association (MDNA).
Our Mission
We are committed to providing customers with expert, professional, efficient service throughout the entire used CNC machine experience. It is our goal to make your transaction as smooth and as easy as possible, leaving you the time and energy to run your business.

Our Team
Dale Danahey, Owner & President
Dale Danahey is widely respected as one of the leading experts in CNC lathes and vertical and horizontal mills. He has been selling CNC machines since 1981. During his career, Dale has founded two MAZAK distributorships, sold new MAZAKs for 22 years, and owned five machine tool dealerships.

Upon graduating with a Business-Marketing degree from Marquette University, Dale began his career selling new MAZAKs in Chicago for Machinery Systems, Inc. (MSI). After five successful years, MSI promoted Dale to General Manager of Machinery Systems North when they purchased the MAZAK distributorship in Wisconsin, where he increased MAZAK sales by 400% in 2.5 years.

In 1988, Dale moved to Florida to establish his own MAZAK distributorship, Premier Machinery. It was the first time in their history that MAZAK awarded a direct sales office to a distributor, which was a monumental decision for a Japanese machine tool builder. In 1992, Dale started Premier Equipment, which would become one of the largest used CNC dealers in the U.S. In 1993, Dale created Premier Engineering when he was awarded the MAZAK direct sales office in Georgia. He owned and managed all three companies for 14 years, growing from 3 employees and $4 million to more than 30 employees and over $40 million in annual sales.

In 2002, Dale was ready for a new challenge and decided to concentrate on used CNC machinery, so he moved his family to Charlotte, NC and founded Champion Machinery. He has been interviewed by Bloomberg and Biz.TV as a leading industry expert.

Dale enjoys spending time with his wife Heidi and four daughters, three of whom live in Charlotte. He travels to numerous NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series races as a proud sponsor of two race teams. An avid sports enthusiast, Dale also attends most Carolina Panther and South Carolina home football games and enjoys golf, water sports and snow skiing
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Trey Sprouse, AEA
A graduate of the University of South Carolina, and an AMEA Accredited Equipment Appraiser, Trey has worked as a Sales Engineer for Champion Machinery since 2014. He specializes in both buying and selling DOOSAN, HAAS, MAZAK, DMG MORI, and OKUMA CNC machines. His first experience in the machine tool industry was viewing the latest and greatest manufacturing technology at IMTS. Trey enjoys visiting shops with unique applications for their CNC machines and helping customers come up with an effective plan to buy or sell their CNC machines.
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Accredited Appraisals
Accredited Appraisals
CNC machines comprise the majority of asset value for most manufacturing firms. As used CNC experts, our market knowledge is founded upon decades of experience and validated daily through the appraisal of CNC machines that we buy and sell.

We have two AMEA Accredited Equipment Appraisers on staff.

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    A Proud Sponsor
    The No. 15 and No. 55 race cars for Premium Motorsports and the No. 23 and No. 83 for BK Racing in the top level NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series have been sponsored by Champion Machinery since 2015. We have supported well known drivers such as Danica Patrick, Michael Waltrip, Matt DiBenedetto, David Ragan, Reed Sorenson, JJ Yeley and Ross Chastain among others.

    We are widely recognized within the racing community as the primary supplier of late-model name brand used CNC machinery including HAAS, MAZAK, DOOSAN, OKUMA, DMG MORI and other brands. We understand and appreciate the common attributes between racing and CNC machines, where innovative technology produces speed, performance and precision.
    Trusted Members
    As a proud long-term member of the Machinery Dealers National Association since 2009, Champion Machinery is bound through their Code of Ethics to conduct ourselves in an honest and ethical manner and to treat our customers with the utmost trust and integrity throughout a transaction. We completed a rigorous vetting process including nominations and interviews from fellow used machinery dealers before being approved and admitted into this prestigious group.
    Take it from our customers!
    "You will get honest answers, straight up deals, and most of all, an ally in the world of machinery."
    Paul, Florida
    First I would like to point out that I have never written a testimonial before, even though I have been in business since 1961. Until now, I have never been asked to write one for anyone I felt worthy enough. I have known and done business with Dale Danahey since September of 1989, a little over 23 years. As a manager and owner of many different manufacturing companies, I have come in contact with and done business with many machinery salesmen. What you need from a salesman is honesty, which is one of the hardest things to get. We all know how a salesman makes his living. If you are lucky enough to meet a man with integrity, organization, and availability, not just for his own business, but a genuine interest in helping your business expand, then I strongly recommend that you introduce yourself to Dale and his company, Champion Machinery. You will get honest answers, straight up deals, and most of all, an ally in the world of machinery.
    "transactions have always been handled in a professional manner from the initial point of contact through the final shipment"
    Steve, Texas
    In writing this letter, I would like to express my appreciation for you, Bill Fey and your company, Champion Machinery. Within the past 15 years, you have sold over 20 pieces of used CNC lathes and CNC machining centers for us. These transactions have always been handled in a professional manner from the initial point of contact through the final shipment. Inspection times have been scheduled and advertisement for our equipment has been accurate. Payment has always been completed as requested. Champion Machinery is known in the industry as a reputable company built on hard work and customer satisfaction. It is good to know that, when we have a piece of used equipment we want to sell, Champion Machinery is there to help us get the job done. I look forward to working together in the future and want to thank you again for doing a great job.
    "The world of used machinery can be risky and sometimes even scary. But they have proven to be a very reliable supplier time and again."
    Jack, Ohio
    Currently, we have about 17 CNC machines, and many of them were purchased used. We have been doing business with Champion Machinery since 2003. During that time, we have purchased three CNC machines, and they have also bought two CNC machines from us. We met Dale Danahey when he visited our facility and inspected our equipment. We have been extremely satisfied with our relationship with Dale and Champion, and they have helped us out on numerous occasions. For instance, recently we had a brand new MORI SEIKI VMC being delivered in one week and determined that we needed more floor space to fit it into our shop. I called Dale on Wednesday and asked if he would be interested in buying a HARDINGE VMC from us. We agreed to a deal that day, had money bank wired for our machine the next day, and it was taken out the following Monday when the new machine was delivered. That is the type of immediate, professional service that we have received from Champion Machinery through the years. During all of our business dealings, I have found both Dale and Champion Machinery to be extremely straight forward, honest, trustworthy and professional. In every instance, they have been men of their word and have shown tremendous integrity. The world of used machinery can be risky and sometimes even scary. But they have proven to be a very reliable supplier time and again. Dale is extremely knowledgeable about the equipment and very honest about its condition, whether it’s good or bad, so you know exactly what you are getting with each machine. They are our first choice as a used machinery dealer and we would prefer to deal with them before anyone else. I would highly recommend Dale and Champion Machinery to anyone who is looking to sell or buy a CNC machine. They will take very good care of you.
    Travis, Wisconsin
    We would like to thank Champion Machinery for all the years of great service. We have been in business for six years and have six CNC machines, four of which we bought from Champion Machinery. We have had great luck with the equipment purchased. Dale and his staff are excellent to work with. They do what it takes to find machines in our budget that will provide us with the years of accuracy that we need. We have recently decided to downsize due to the lack of skilled labor and needed to move two pieces of CNC equipment. Dale knew what we needed to make the deals happen and he did it fast. I would say with great confidence that they are by far the best machine tool sales company out there. They have great prices, excellent equipment, and a very friendly staff. I can also say that when we are ready to purchase again, we will be contacting Champion Machinery.
    Jeff, Tennessee
    Dale Danahey and his team at Champion Machinery have sold 4 machines for us in recent years and the last 2 were sold within a couple of weeks of posting. You can try to sell machines yourself but you will never be able to match the benefit of having a broker like Champion standing in the middle to address customer questions/concerns that may arise at the closing of the transaction. We see a real benefit to having a broker close the deal and, with Champion’s marketing power, we can never match their ability to get the best price for the equipment. Champion netted us more than they had estimated and that is the kind of integrity that is rare to find in this industry. Dale has built a company with a strong history of honesty and integrity. They really do provide exceptional value by allowing us to focus on growing our business and not be distracted by trying to sell used machine tools.
    Andrew, Rhode Island
    WHC has been working with Mr. Dale Danahey since 2006 in acquiring several high-quality well maintained late model Japanese CNC machines for its manufacturing operation. As with most advanced technology companies, WHC evaluates all capital equipment purchases for cost, delivery, quality, expected machinery life expectancy and overall value. With each capital purchase, WHC researches new and used equipment to the criteria above. In the last six years, WHC has found that it has been able to add manufacturing capacity at a more accelerated rate, improve the quality of its products, and lower its overall cost by working with Mr. Dale Danahey to purchase specific complex CNC machines. In several cases, we were able to acquire a machine in several weeks instead of waiting the typical four to seven months before being able to take delivery from the machinery manufacturer. We will continue to work with Mr. Dale Danahey and Champion Machinery to find high-quality well maintained late model CNC machinery to compliment our manufacturing operation for it has been a smart business.
    Ed, New Hampshire
    QCI has over the last several years purchased through Champion Machinery, Inc. nine major pieces of CNC Mills and Lathes. We have been extremely satisfied with these purchases. In all cases, the equipment has arrived at our shop in the condition that was shown and represented on the Champion Machinery website. Dale and his employees have always been very cooperative and answered all questions in an honest and courteous manner. If there was a problem with a machine when setting it up in our shop, Champion Machinery has always worked with QCI to “make it right”. Please accept my recommendation of Champion Machinery, Inc. when considering purchasing your next piece of equipment.
    Nick, Illinois
    I have known Bill Fey for over 20 years and, not only is he someone I do business with, I consider him a friend. He has always been a straight shooter, which is like a breath of fresh air considering all the promises I am given by other sales people that are never fulfilled as originally stated. When Bill promises you something, you can trust that he will follow through. We have done business on several occasions throughout the years and I have never felt that I was taken advantage of. If I have a question on a particular machine, I call Bill and ask his opinion and he is honest with me, even on machines he doesn't sell. I feel he has integrity, and the next time I'm in the market for additional equipment, I will give Bill a call first.
    "the entire experience was great"
    Chris, North Carolina
    Champion Machinery is a great company to work with! We sold one of our vertical mills a few years ago and the entire experience was great. Dale was on top of every detail. He came and inspected the machine thoroughly from top to bottom. He gave us a very fair price for our machine and was able to sell it very quickly. Within a few days of accepting his offer, I had the money in hand. I would not only sell another machine using Champion, but I certainly would have no problems buying one from them as I feel that they only deal in quality equipment.
    Darryl, Colorado
    Champion Machinery treated me exactly how I would have expected during a recent transaction. They took a piece of equipment I no longer needed and replaced it with a piece of great value to our business. They acted with honesty and integrity. When we received the machine that we purchased from Champion Machinery, an accessory had been removed by the previous owner that should have been included with this machine. Champion Machinery replaced that accessory to my satisfaction without hesitation. This is the way great companies treat each other, and we will certainly be seeking their services in the future when the need arises.
    Gregory, Illinois
    It has been my pleasure to know Bill Fey for the better part of 25 years. Our relationship has involved new CNC equipment as well as used. Bill has always been extremely responsive to any and all inquiries I have made with him. I don't even bother with other machinery dealers when looking to either buy or sell equipment. I trust Bill to be HONEST, straight forward, and extremely knowledgeable in the field of new and used CNC equipment.
    Peter , Tennessee
    We’ve been working with Champion for years now, and every deal is nothing short of “Awesome”! Bill, Dale, and Lou Ann are very professional and easy to work with, from the first call through the point of sale, WOW! The deals have been effortless from our perspective. They’ll be my first call when buying or selling equipment. I recommend them to everyone I come into contact with that has a need for new or used equipment. I can’t say enough….
    Rick , North Carolina
    I completed a CNC milling center purchase with Dale Danahey and his team at Champion Machinery in Fort Mill, South Carolina in December 2011. The transaction was flawless and Dale and his team were professional, timely and courteous. Dale followed up a few weeks later to make sure we were still happy with our purchase. Further, since we happen to be located within driving distance, Dale has been good enough to open up his showroom for us to view machinery that we may want to consider. Even though it did not always result in a sale, Dale dutifully and cordially allows us to meander through his shop and ask endless questions. I will definitely call Dale first when trying to fulfill my used CNC machinery needs.
    Don, Michigan
    I got to know Bill Fey at Champion Machinery about six years ago when my company was looking to sell some older equipment and to assist us in purchasing new replacement machines. Champion Machinery has been to our facility and truly understands the type of equipment we have and the market value of CNC machines. Champion Machinery has assisted us in selling / marketing over 10 pieces of CNC equipment to date. I know Bill has been in the machine tool business for 30 years and really knows all of the major builders utilized today. We consider Champion Machinery our top vendor when we need to monetize our equipment. It has definitely been a pleasure working with Bill Fey and Champion Machinery and I would recommend them to anyone.
    Chris, Massachusetts
    Champion Machinery has been a great partner for us on a couple of deals in the past year or two, and hopefully will continue to be in the future. We don’t buy used equipment, and most of our machines leave the building because we have beaten them to death, but there are some instances in which we need to move a perfectly useful machine out of the building because we simply no longer have the room available. It breaks my heart to send a good machine to the junkyard, so we have been very happy to find you guys; through you, some of our surplus iron lives on. Dale has been great to deal with, payment is always prompt, and your truckers always show up when they say they will, usually on short notice from us. It doesn’t get much better than that.
    Timothy, Wisconsin
    I have worked and done business with Bill Fey for more than 16 years. During that time, Bill has always been what I consider a top professional in his field. Bill has a wealth of knowledge in the metal cutting industry which has been a huge asset when purchasing or selling a machine tool. In recent years, we have turned to Bill and Champion Machinery to sell one of our pieces of equipment. Not only was he able to turn this around in a very short time, he also gained us a friendship and business relationship with the purchaser. We are very thankful for what Bill and Champion have done for us and will continue to use their expertise in the future.
    Bruce, Iowa
    Our search was specific and Champion Machinery helped us identify, locate, deliver and set up a MORI SEIKI multi - pallet horizontal machining center that allowed us to satisfy our customer’s immediate demand for product. Delivery was critical and we greatly appreciated that the people at Champion coordinated and communicated with us extremely well throughout the entire project. We knew that we could count on their experience and market knowledge, as we had worked well with Bill Fey for 15 years and trusted that he would continue to serve our needs as well as he had in the past.
    Craig , Illinois
    With several pieces of surplus machine tools for sale, we called on Champion Machinery as a possible buyer and spoke with Bill Fey. Bill was expeditious in paying us a visit, evaluating the machines and making us a viable offer for the entire lot. Communication is key when planning such a move while still keeping the shop in production. Champion Machinery kept us apprised every step of the way. In no time, rigging was scheduled and our six surplus CNC machines moved out. I would recommend Champion Machinery for all your CNC machine tool needs. We have found them to be honest and up front through all stages of the negotiations.
    Larry , Illinois
    When it came time to sell our company's MORI SEIKI vertical machining center, we called Champion Machinery to get some information and see what the process entailed. I knew Bill Fey professionally for a few years, so I was well aware of how knowledgeable he is about CNC machines. I called him late in the afternoon and he was at our facility, first thing, the very next morning. He took pictures that morning and had his very helpful staff send me the documents I needed to sign to get the process of selling my machine going. By lunchtime, the pictures and information about our machine were already on their website. In short, Bill sold a high profile, expensive machine in today's economy with relative ease. I would highly recommend Champion Machinery for anyone who is either buying or selling a machine.
    Patrick, Illinois
    I have known Bill Fey for 15 years in the machine tool business, back when he was selling MORI SEIKI. He stood out from all of the other people because of his thorough knowledge of both his and the competition’s products. But most of all, he personally stood behind every purchase we have made and that is why I would call on Champion Machinery.
    Tim, Wisconsin
    When purchasing a pre-owned piece of machinery, it’s important to choose a reputable supplier. We are proud to have worked with Bill Fey and Champion Machinery. Not only can you count on honesty and integrity, but you also receive expertise on the industry and the products they sell. I highly recommend Bill and Champion in your pre-owned selection.
    Steve, Ohio
    We are a small job shop located in Ohio just north of Cincinnati. Our company purchased an Okuma CNC lathe from Dale Danahey and Champion Machinery. This machine was bought sight unseen, which is not the normal way we would buy equipment. In speaking with Dale and the staff at Champion, I found them to be upfront and very candid about the condition it was in. We asked the local Okuma service to look at it and they found no discrepancies and that it was exactly as described and in excellent condition. Dale and Champion have done other things for us since, such as supplying parts and tooling to fit our needs. We will always consider Champion Machinery as the first place to look for our future needs and would recommend them to our customers and friends.
    Tim, Wisconsin
    I've known Bill Fey and Champion Machinery for many years. If I'm looking for a used machine, Bill is at the top of my list. Over the years, I've purchased several machines from Bill. I've been treated with respect and purchased excellent machines at a fair price. I would recommend Champion Machinery and Bill Fey to anyone looking in the used machine tool market.
    Brent, Illinois
    I first met Bill Fey when we were looking to upgrade and increase our CNC hard turning capabilities. We needed to find the right lathe without going over our budget and one that was easy to program. Anyone who has dealt with us knows that we are not an easy group to work with. We ask a lot of questions and take forever to pull the trigger. I have to say working with Bill was great experience. He took time to review our concerns over and over again. Bill made so many visits to our facility during and after the sale that we considered assigning him a parking space. To this day, I rely on Bill when we have questions about machine tools and consider him a valuable resource.
    Jeff, Wisconsin
    At HCS we provide solutions to companies for their factory automation needs. So when it came time for us to increase our machining capacity, we contacted Bill Fey at Champion Machinery. It was a pleasure working with Bill at Champion Machinery in the acquisition of our newest machining center. Bill was able to find a machine that exactly suited our needs for a very reasonable price. We were extremely pleased with the communication and professionalism throughout the whole process. Next time we need to “Champion” a new machine… we will call Champion Machinery. I recommend you do, too!
    Jim, Illinois
    Being in the business of machining and not equipment selling, we rely on the knowledge and experience that Champion Machinery brings to the table in valuing our equipment and getting it sold. The foundation of any business dealing is trust and Champion Machinery has earned our trust and confidence.
    Michael, North Carolina
    I have known Dale Danahey and Champion Machinery for a few years now. I have purchased CNC equipment on numerous occasions with very positive results. Dale and his people are very easy to work with, not only for sales, but helping with service needs as well. I would recommend Champion Machinery to be the first place to look if you are in the market for CNC equipment. If it’s out there, they can find it for you.
    Jim, North Carolina
    We have bought several pieces of machinery from Champion Machinery over almost a decade. Every one of these pieces are still in place and functioning as integral parts of manufacturing at our facility. Quality machines at reasonable prices. And I continue to regularly review Champion’s used equipment inventory for my next used equipment deal.
    David , North Carolina
    Anytime I am considering buying CNC machines, I start with Dale Danahey at Champion Machinery. Every transaction has been straight forward with all cards on the table. This is the kind of top notch professional people that I want to surround myself with for my business success. It's very clear what I'm buying when I buy from Dale Danahey.
    Robert , Illinois
    Champion Machinery has been an excellent source to our company for all of our used machinery. It has been a successful business relationship for the last 12 years and it has been a pleasure to do business with Bill Fey and his staff.
    Tom, Wisconsin
    Champion Machinery makes it very easy to buy or sell equipment. What impressed me was the standard procedures they utilize for every transaction. Nothing was left to chance. From equipment inspection, rigging, trucking, and final payment, all were handled in a highly professional matter.
    Jimmy, North Carolina
    Our job shop has bought and sold MAZAK machines through Champion Machinery. We have found them to be very knowledgeable of machine values and well represented in the used market. Transactions moved swiftly as agreed upon. Definitely an excellent source for used CNC equipment.
    Patrick , Canada
    We have dealt with Champion Machinery multiple times and we always have been satisfied with their services. Professionalism, speed and great deals are what you can expect.
    Brian, Georgia
    As owner of a CNC job shop, I have purchased from Champion Machinery multiple times in the past. I have found their representation of equipment to be honest and the handling of transactions to be professional. I expect a continued relationship in the future.
    Randy, Ohio
    It is always a pleasure to speak to Dale Danahey about my machinery needs. His many years of experience are always evident in the “no nonsense” and honest advice and service he provides. Dale is a dealer that is there for his customer’s current and future requirements and their success.
    Joe, Illinois
    We have known Bill Fey personally for many years. You have always been upfront and honest in helping us sell our equipment. I thank you very much for our relationship and look forward to working with you for many years to come.
    Tom, South Carolina
    We have both purchased and sold several machine tools with Champion Machinery. All transactions were handled with the upmost of professionalism. Negotiations were fair and I would not hesitate to call on the folks at Champion to assist with needed machines. And if I have some no longer needed, they get a call.
    Rene, Louisiana
    I worked with Dale Danahey and all of his staff this year several times looking for equipment. They found me what I was looking for and it was a pleasure working with all from going to see the machine at his location and getting it to our sister company. Thanks and look forward to doing business with you again.
    Ted, Ohio
    I am very pleased that we found Champion Machinery to help take care of our machinery needs. Our experience with Champion has been positive and helpful in all respects. I won’t hesitate to call when we need your help again.
    Charlie, North Carolina
    I am not good with words Dale. You have been a good business man. Over the past ten years or so, since we have done business together, you have always conducted yourself professionally and I do value that. And of course, looking for many more years to come.
    Tom, South Carolina
    Champion Machinery is the first place we contact with our CNC Machinery needs. Total customer satisfaction has been our experience when dealing with Dale Danahey and his associates at Champion Machinery.
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    Terms & Conditions
    Our Policy

    GENERAL.  Champion Machinery, Inc., (herein after referred to as “Champion Machinery”) and Purchaser are entering into this Agreement for the purchase and sale of the subject used machinery and/or other goods set forth on the front page hereto (hereinafter referred to as “Goods”). Unless otherwise provided herein, any accessories not set forth herein are not part of this Agreement and shall not constitute “Goods.”

    PRICE. Except for any taxes set forth on the front page, all prices set forth in this Agreement are exclusive of any taxes including, but not limited to, excise, sales, use property, transportation or occupational taxes and such other like taxes related to the sale or use of the Goods, now and hereafter imposed, together and with all penalties and expenses. Purchaser shall be responsible for collecting and/or paying any and all taxes whether or not they are stated in any invoice for goods shipped. Purchaser shall indemnify and hold Champion Machinery free and harmless from and against the imposition in payment of such taxes. Champion Machinery at its option, may, at any time separately bill the Purchaser for any taxes not included in Champion Machinery’s invoice and Purchaser shall promptly pay said taxes, or in lieu thereof, shall provide Champion Machinery with a tax exemption certificate acceptable to taxing authorities. Unless otherwise specified herein, all prices are exclusive of rigging, inland freight, insurance and other costs or expenses relating to the shipments of the Goods from the location of inspection of Goods by Purchaser (hereinafter “Point of Inspection/Shipment”, as designated on the front page hereof) to the destination designated by Purchaser on the front page hereof for shipment, (or any intermediate destination) which costs shall be the sole responsibility of Purchaser. In the event Champion Machinery shall make arrangements for such inland transportation, all costs and expenses relating to such inland transportation, including but not limited to rigging, freight and insurance, shall be for the account of Purchaser and shall be paid by Purchaser to Champion Machinery upon presentation of Champion Machinery’s invoice or other request for payment therefore. In the event delivery of the Goods, or any part thereof, is delayed due to the fault of the Purchaser, any and all additional costs or expenses incurred by Champion Machinery resulting from such delay in delivery shall be chargeable to and paid by the Purchaser.

    TERMS AND PAYMENT.  Unless otherwise noted on the front page hereof, payment in full shall be made by the Purchaser to Champion Machinery no later than 48 hours prior to the time in which Champion Machinery reasonably anticipates commencing the disconnection of the Goods at their then location. Champion Machinery shall provide reasonable advanced notice to the Purchaser of the anticipated date for such commencement of disconnection. Payment shall be by bank wire transfer, certified or cashier’s check.

    DELIVERY AND FORCE MAJEURE. Any delivery or shipping date given is an estimated date only. Champion Machinery’s obligations hereunder, including, but not limited to, its obligation to deliver the Goods, is subject to delays incident to labor difficulties, fires, casualties and accidents; acts of the elements; acts of God; transportation difficulties; delays by common carrier; failure by Prior Owner to sell or surrender possession or otherwise cooperate with Champion Machinery; delays by common carriers; inability to obtain equipment, materials or components or qualified labor sufficient to timely perform part or all of this Agreement; and governmental regulations or other like causes beyond the control of Champion Machinery. In the event of any such delays, the delivery of the Goods shall be correspondingly extended, subject to the right of Champion Machinery to cancel this Agreement for the reasons set forth in paragraph 7 below. Title of the Goods shall pass when the Goods are placed in possession of a carrier at the Point of Inspection/Shipment for shipment to the destination designated on the front page hereof (or any intermediate destination). All risk of damage or loss to the Goods upon or after leaving the Point of Inspection/Shipment is assumed by the Purchaser and such damage or loss shall not operate in any way to release Purchaser from any of its obligations. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT TO THE CONTRARY, CHAMPION MACHINERY SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE TO PURCHASER FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM CHAMPION MACHINERY’S DELAYED PERFORMANCE IN SHIPMENT AND DELIVERY OF THE GOODS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF INCOME AND/OR PROFITS, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

    INSTALLATION. Unless otherwise stated herein, Purchaser at its sole cost and expense shall furnish such materials, labor and equipment as may be necessary, and shall be solely responsible for the erection, assembly and installation of the Goods. Purchaser shall also be solely responsible for providing a suitable foundation, and adequate compressed air, water, gas, and power supply to the appropriate connections on the Goods. In the event that Champion Machinery, at Purchaser’s request, performs any labor or supplies any goods materials in connection with such installation, then Purchaser shall promptly pay, in addition to the Sales Price and other charges for which Seller is responsible, Champion Machinery’s reasonable charges and expenses incurred in connection therewith.


    PRECONDITIONS.  The Parties hereto understand that the Goods, which are the subject of this Agreement, involve or include used machinery. The Parties further understand that Champion Machinery has or may purchase the subject used machinery from the prior owner thereof (“Prior Owner”). Such Goods may currently be in the possession of the Prior Owner. Any obligation of Champion Machinery hereunder shall be preconditioned upon and subject to the Prior Owner’s selling and/or surrendering possession of the Goods to Champion Machinery with good title, free and clear or all liens, and otherwise cooperating with Champion Machinery sufficient to enable Champion Machinery to timely perform any obligations set forth herein. In the event that the Prior Owner fails to sell or surrender possession of the Goods to Champion Machinery with good title free and clear of all liens, or to otherwise cooperate with Champion Machinery so that Champion Machinery is unable to timely perform its obligations hereunder, then Champion Machinery may, by sending written notice to Purchaser, cancel this Agreement. Upon or shortly after Champion Machinery’s canceling of this Agreement without cause on the part of Purchaser, Champion Machinery shall then return any and all deposits or payments received from Purchaser in connection with the purchase of the Goods; and Champion Machinery shall then have no further obligation or liability to Purchaser under this Agreement whatsoever.

    MACHINE USE.  Purchaser acknowledges that the Goods involved herein are used Goods which were neither designed nor manufactured by Champion Machinery. As Champion Machinery does not know the specific application of the Goods by Purchaser, Purchaser acknowledges that it is Purchaser’s responsibility to provide, and to require all employees to use, appropriate safety devices and equipment for the particular application or use intended by the Purchaser, so as to protect the operator and others from harm, and to comply with all federal, state and local government laws, rules and regulations related to safety standards and all industry safety standards. It shall be the Purchaser’s responsibility to provide all the means that may be necessary to effectively protect all employees from serious bodily injury, and to cause their employees to use all appropriate safety devices, guards and proper safe operating procedures. If Purchaser fails to comply with such provisions of this paragraph or the applicable standards or regulations aforementioned, Purchaser shall indemnify and save Champion Machinery harmless from and against any and all claims, losses or damages arising there from.

    INDEMNIFICATION.  In addition to other obligations of Purchaser to indemnify as contained herein, Purchaser agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and defend Champion Machinery from and against any and all claims, liabilities or losses arising out of any use whatsoever of the Goods, including but not limited to, (1) claims involving or alleging improper or negligent design, maintenance, construction, re-construction, repair, alteration or modification of the Goods; (2) the failure of Purchaser, Purchaser’s officers, agents or employees to comply with federal, state or local laws or regulations applicable to the use of such Goods, including but not limited to, the 1970 Occupational Safety and Health Act, as amended and the fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended; (3) claims involving allegations of failure, negligent or otherwise, on the part of any person or entity to equip said Goods with safety devices as required by federal, state, or local government statutes, rules or regulations, or as is customary in the trade; (4) claims involving or alleging breach of any expressed or implied warranties, including but not limited to the implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for purpose, or safety of the Goods; (5) liability, loss or damages, claims, demands, costs or judgments based upon or resulting from any legal theory of strict liability or liability without fault applied to the Purchaser or to Champion Machinery or to the original manufacturer of the Goods or to any person, firm or entity; and (6) claims relating to representations, specifications, documentation or information provided to Purchaser by the Prior Owner or obtained by Champion Machinery from the Prior Owner and provided to Purchaser. PURCHASER SHALL NOT RELY ON ANY SUCH REPRESENTATIONS, SPECIFICATIONS, OR DOCUMENTATION AND SHALL CONDUCT ITS REASONABLE INVESTIGATION AND INSPECTION TO ASCERTAIN ANY NECESSARY INFORMATION PURCHASER MAY REQUIRE. CHAMPION MACHINERY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE WITH REGARD TO ANY CLAIM RELATING, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, TO ANY SUCH REPRESENTATIONS, SPECIFICATIONS OR DOCUMENTATION.

    SECURITY INTEREST.  In order to secure any obligations now or hereinafter owing to Champion Machinery, whether under this document or otherwise incurred, Purchaser hereby grants to Champion Machinery, and Champion Machinery hereby retains, a continuing purchase money security interest in all of the Goods sold and delivered by Champion Machinery to the Purchaser, whether presently in the possession of the Purchaser or hereafter acquired, and all spare parts and components therefore, together with any and all proceeds of sale or other disposition of the Goods, including but not limited to, cash, accounts, contract rights and chattel paper, and Champion Machinery shall have all other remedies of a secured party under the Uniform Commercial Code.

    MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.  (a) This Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between Champion Machinery and Purchaser and supersedes any and all prior agreements, correspondence, quotations or understandings heretofore in force between the Parties. There are not agreements between Champion Machinery and Purchaser with respect to the Goods herein except those specifically set forth and made part of this Agreement. Unless the Purchaser accepts these terms and conditions, any offer from the Purchaser to purchase the Goods is hereby rejected. Acceptance of this Agreement is limited to the terms, conditions, specifications and prices set forth herein. Any additional terms, conditions and/or prices are rejected by Champion Machinery unless expressly agreed to in writing by Champion Machinery. (b) If any term or condition or part of this Agreement is held invalid, the remaining terms and conditions of this Agreement shall not be affected thereby. (c) This Agreement may be modified, cancelled or rescinded only by the written agreement of both Parties executed by their duly authorized agents. (d) No claim arising out of any breach of this Agreement may be discharged in whole or in part by waiver or renunciation of such claim unless such wavier or renunciation is in writing and signed by the Parties hereto. (e) This Agreement may not be assigned without the express written consent of the Parties hereto. Any attempt of assignment of rights or delegation of duties shall be void. (f) All rights available to Champion Machinery under the Uniform Commercial Code, except as specially limited or excluded herein (even though not specifically enumerated herein), are expressly reserved to Champion Machinery as remedies available in the event of default of the Purchaser. (g) This Agreement shall be deemed to have been made in the State of South Carolina, and shall be construed according to the laws of that state. Purchaser consents to the jurisdiction of any court of general, jurisdiction located within Lancaster County and the State of South Carolina with respect to any legal proceedings arising out of this Agreement, and agrees that the mailing to the purchaser at the address shown on the front page by certified mail, return receipt requested of any process shall constitute lawful and valid service of process in any such proceeding, suit or controversy. Purchaser shall bring any legal proceeding arising out of this Agreement only in the federal or state courts located in the Lancaster County and the State of South Carolina. In the event Purchaser institutes any legal proceedings in any other court other than a court located in the Lancaster County and the State of South Carolina, it shall assume all of Champion Machinery’s costs in connection therewith, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorney’s fees. (h) EACH PARTY HEREBY AGREES TO WAIVE ITS RESPECTIVE RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL OF ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION BASED UPON OR ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY DEALINGS BETWEEN OR AMONG THEM RELATING OT THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THE TRANSACTION CONTEMPLATED HEREBY AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP BEING ESTABLISHED.